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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
VOL. 1. DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1899. NO. 8. B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT i?? Headquarters For Holiday * Goods The Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy floods In the Northwest. A General Hankiug Husiuess Transacted. Juiirau, Alaska. l 1 ? ~ r The First National Bank OF JUNEAU. * Paid lip Capital, $50,000.00 I : : Kxrluinjrr Houpht unci Sold Draft *djrown on nil part* of the world. Deposit* Solicited. JUNEAU, ALASKA. jCITY BREWERY!' i MATLOCK & FISH EH, Prop's JUNEAU, ALASKA. 5team and Lager Beer. Bottled Beer, Ale and Porter our Specialties. | Improved bottling machinery just put J in. Best Beer in Alaska. ALASKA FURNITURE CO. Fo Our Douglas Friends: Thanking you for past patronage and wishing you all a Happy mid Pro* >erous New Year, wo solicit a continuance of your favor* in tin* futur\ our dm being, as in the past, to please you and give you Full Value for your tioitey. Don't forget to call on us when in Juneau. Vou are always welcome, and twill Is'a pleasure to see you and show you our goods. We are Mill at the same place, SEWARD STREKT, next to Opera House. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. fhere are More Ways than One of Saving Gold AND THE MINERS KNOW IT g)OF" They Hit? ooininc from JUNEAU. SHEEP CREEK. ittifl nil pjirti* ?>f the ISLAND to luiy their % Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'Pnnnrkr Shoes, and Winter Supplies from v vUI IIIUI ? OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF ALASKA. FOR THf: DISTRICT OF ALASKA. Governor?John G. Brady; private secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. U. S. Judge?C. S. Johnson. U. S. Attorney?Robert A. Friedrich. Assistant District Attorney?Alfred J. Daly. District Clerk?Albert T). Elliott. Deputy Clerk?Joseph J. Rogers. U. S. Marshal?J. M. Shoup. Surveyor General?\Y. L. Distin. Register?.John W. Dudley. Receiver?Roswell Shelly. Court Interpreter?George Kostro nietinofF. Commissioners?C. W. Tuttle, Sitka; John Y.Ostrauder, Juneau; Fred P.Tus tin, Fort Wrangel; L. R. Woodward, Unalaska; Phillip Gallagher, Kodiak; John U. Smith, Dyea; W. J. Jones, Cir cle City; Cbas. II. Isham, Unga. Deputy Marshals?W. H. McXair, Sitka; Edward S. Staley, Juneau; W. I). Grant, Fort Wrangel; Edward C. Hasey, Kadiak: Lewis L. Bowers, Unga; J. C. Blaine, Unalaska; F. M. Canton, Circle City; Josias M. Tanner. Dyea; Johu McEl hcny. Douglas City; Xoil C. Vawter, St. Michaels. Deputy Iuterual Revenue Collector? VY. C. Pedlar. Educational Agent?Sheldon Jackson Assistant Ageut?William Hamilton. Supt. of Schools?W. A. Kelly. CUSTOMS OFFICERS. Collector?J. W. Ivey. Special Deputy?W. P. McBride. Deputy and Inspector?Wm. Mill more and C. L. Andrews. Deputy Collectors?Joseph Arment, Fort Wrangel; E. M. VanSlyck, Mary Island; W. G. Thomas, Kodiak; G. W. Caton, Cook's Inlet; T. E. Holmes, Ka riuk; J. F. Sinnot, Unga; J. P. Word, Unalaska; E. T. Hatch, St. Michaels; Chas. Smith, Circle City; John C. Ten ny, Juneau. Inspectors at Jnueau?Loring K. Ad ams, Harry Minto and John R. Auldin. Inspectors at Fort Wrangel, Edward Hofstad, S. L. Adams, Geo. J. Smith, E. L. Hunter, Wm. Denny. Inspectors Afloat?J. S. Slater, S. F. Hodges, L. H. Lovejoy, Edgar Grim. CHURCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHl'RCH; Muss with Sermon ... 10; 00 A. M. Sunday School .... 3;00 P. M. Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7;00 P.M. Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis, S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build ing is completed, evening services will be held every Sunday in Ohnmn's Hall at 7:45 p. m. Sunday School meets in Odd Fellow's Hall at 11 a.m. Society of Christian Endeav or in the same place, Thursday evenings a 7:30. Ladies league every alternate Thurs day afternoon. ? FRIENDS CHURCH -Regular services at the Mission School house. Sabbath School - - - - 10 a.m. Native Services .... 11 a. m. Evening Services .... 7;4.% Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teuchers' meeting every Friday evening at & o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited and wel comed at all of these services. Rev. C. N. Reploglk. Pustor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Ohman's Hall, Wednesday eveuings at 7:45 o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Mis sion Hall Monday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev.C. J. Larsen, Pastor. I)R. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd St*. Poii^Im* City. I ID II 111. | The Best and Easiest Route to The Atlin District. ATLIN VERSUS DAWSON CITY Koliable reports from the Sound cities indicate that there will be a grand I stampede in the spring to the gold fields of the Northwest and that it will be a very close second, if not the equal, ; of the rush of two years ago. We are pleased to state that this rush will not be to Dawson City this year, where at least one niau is buried every day and which, no doubt, is one of the most unhealthy places to bo found; but i the new cry will be "On to Atlin," where the gold fields, if not quite the equal of the Klondike, are nearly so and ! where men can live with some degree i\f nnmfnrt The best and easiest way of getting into this new district is a question that concerns the prospective gold hunter i most at this time and to him we sug gest the propriety of a thorough inves tigation of the new Taku Trail which has been proven to be the very best and ! easiest route. The live and energetic business men of Juneau have gone to considerable expense in securing the services of a corps of engineers who have gone over the new trail and report ed its condition and this report, which is most favorable, is supported by the experiences of numerous parties who have gone iu and came out by the Taku i route. The last party to come out over this trail consisted of a Mr. Saunders, E. R. Robertson, of Snohomish county, Wash., and J. P. Wright, of Whatcom county, and they were thirty-eight i hours on the tramp, which was leisure ly, and could have been decreased, if necessary or desirable. Mr. Saunders on his arrival at Ju luiuu was seen by a reporter of the Miuing Record and we quote the fol lowing: Mr. Saunders went in via Lake Ben nett last summer and started back that way about six weeks ago, but failed to get through so determined to try the Taku trail and ho is the most ardent ad vocate of the trail that ever came out. Ho says it is as easy to go to Atlin by the Taku trail as it is to go from What com to Fairhaven?or that the difficulty is no greater, only the distance, which, ; he says, is certainly not over 1U0 miles from Juneau. Mr. Saunders and his en tire party left on the City of Seattle for a month's visit below. They will return about the first of March via Juneau. When they will purchase their outfits aud return to Atlin via, as they say, the uonly" route?the Taku trail. Where Is Me? , Barton Coggeshall disappeared from his home in Marion, Ind., the latter I part of 1897. He was aboufr twenty three years of age, 5 feet 10 inches in ; height, has black hair and a Roman nose. Supposed to have come to Alas | ka. Any information as to his where abouts thaukfuliy received. Address Eli Coggeshall, Marion, Ind., or Rev. G. X. Replogle, Douglas City, Alaska. ? Alaska papers please copy. A Curious Phenomenon. For six weeks or more at this season of the year Douglas City never basks in the sunshine, no matter how clear the day or how brightly old Sol shines | on the surrounding mountains, the high peaks to the southward pre vent our getting even a peep at the. great luminary which is even then making the mountain sides across the bay so dazzling bright that we stand < and admire the beautiful scene. The scientist or any close observer might note many effects due to the absence of the direct rays of the sun, but perhaps ] the most marked phenomenon was the 1 accumulation of hoar-frost on the side- i walks and paved streets during the ] cold weather last week. There was a I week of cold, clear weather after a pro- I tracted rain which left everything i clean and clear of snow and ice. The i coasting sleds hud disappeared and ] the children were waiting for snow: but I by the middle of the week the aceumu- 1 lation of frost was so great that coast I ing commenced again, and two days, later the streets were in excellent con- j ditiou for the sport. It is perhaps 1 i needless to say, however, that the re- 1 turn of the old fashioued sunshine will 1 be very welcome. Where the electric < light is used nineteen hours a day an j < i hour or two of the genuine article is j fully appreciated. j ] Will You Do It? i i j A great many things are purchased !' in Juneau by Douglas Island people, j and some Juneau people trade here, i This is but natural and will always 1h? 1 so, but we wish to say one thing to our! Douglas Island friends;?we mean ! those who read the News and want to I see it succeed, build up, and becomo the best paper in Alaska; that the way to help your home paper is never to. trade at any store that does not udver- 1 tise in the News. You can buy just as i5 cheap, if not cheaper, from those mer- J 1 chants who advertise in our columns. ? Now this much everybody ou Douglas 1 j Island can do for us when it will help build up your home paper. The busi-1 ness men who do not patronize their J home paper should not have your pat-:' ronage, and those who do should have ' your money when you can buy just as i cheap. Just look over the ads in the ' ; News, go to those that advertise, aud 1 i if you don't get better goods and \ cheaper too than elsewhere, we will set j up the cigars or candy for a week. !J ! 1 We Mourn. , Mr. J. P. Smith, the wide-awake, rus I j tling merchant of this city, has sold < I out and went to Seattle on the Cottage j City. Mr. Smith is one of the best men i that ever struck Alaska and we deeply 1 regret his departure. As a business man he built up a fine trade and it was , | not because he failed to make money , , [ that ho 8C Id out. He will return to 1 ! Alaska within thirty, days, however, 1 I and we hope he will conclude to open up a business iu this city, but whether , ; he does or not, the l>est wishes of the \ News will always go with him. . , Rev. and Mrs. Wirt called Monday 1 i evening and paid their respects to the N ews. - ! DECEPTION if I Ml It Leads All the Papers in the Twin Cities in Newsjcathering and Write-ups. >; 77; 269 ? THE DIFFERENCE. This issue of the Douglas Island News is number eight and our l eaders will observe from its advertising col umns that it is a very healthy "kid." It eutered a field where it was general ly supposed the patronage would not lie sufficient to support a newspaper and many tales of "woe" were poured into our ears as a warning that the publishers would emerge from a win ter's campaign of hard work as hungry, weak and as slim as the "Thin man from Dayton." Our first great care was to publish a purely local paper and let the eastern news go to the bow wows.and in stead of filling up our columns with clippings we have rustled something of a local character and every page has beeu composed of matter written especially for the News readers. This new de part lire has 1 >11 i 11 up a good pat ronage, i fair circulation which is daily increas ing. and made a demand for a new paper that has never Iwen equaled in Alaska. At tho home of the .\ows we nave met with a most hearty encouragement [ind support. It would require con siderable search to find a business man whose interests are not represented in its columns, while our job depart ment has been liberally patronized and we have heard of no work in that line that has been sent away. Of course, among the many renders of our paper, there are some who occasionally ob ject to local references, hut they arc the exception and not the rule. "I got awful mad at you nearly every week," said a Douglas City woman to the editor a few days ago, and up went tier nose to an angle of about ninety degrees, or the fourth part of a circle. "Really madam, what is it that dis turbs your usual composure?" asked the writer. "You are so personal." The News man inquired if <-bo read all the papers and was told that she bad purchased and read every issue. We then asked the pood woman if she would have continued to buy and read the paper if the personal matter were emitted and she frankly admitted that she probably would not care for or read the paj?er if the personal matters were eliminated. The News man was across the chan nel last Thursday. At Juneau the re ception of the News is most hearty. We stepped into oue of the larpe busi ness houses for a few minutes. "I am more than pleased with your write-up of the Elk's social," was said to us. "It. is the first write-up we ever had of the little incidents that iccifrrcd of all the meetings we have held." "Your Elk write-up is all ripht." said mother. "Yon <"Worilv>.j th?-? fun and yet in Hum a manlier Hint no one could take any offence," he continued and another business man standing by said "that is so; the write-up is all right." Tin? mutter ua.M mentioned to us no often that wo consulted tin* fI 1<*h of the Juneau papers to ascertain the differ ence in the amount of space tho three pa pern frave to the social and wm find that one contained nine linen, an other seventy-seven while the News' write-up took exclusive of heads. 4'I want to see you. come in." a prom inent business man said to us while crossing Front street. We went into his establishment and what d<4 you suppose he wanted'.'' Why, advertising in the great local paper of Douglas Is land. * Ah! you are flic editor of the News.** said a lady to the News representative. She is engaged in business but i< not a subsoril>er. "I read your pa|s*r every week?its the U"?t puper we have." she remarked. Our pntrous will pardon us for refer inu to these matters wdieu we say that, the success of the News is a matter of very great gratification to us. The business man knows tliat a pa per that is read i* the U?st advertising medium and therefore takes Ids space ill the News. The man of leisure reads it because he likes it. women praise and children cry for it. and thus the world . goes merrily on and the News man is happy. Schoonmaker Known, Too. "What is the l>est factor in building wj> a town?" was asked of 1*\ X.Sohoon maker as lie sat in thi* rotunda of tho Tacoma hotel hist night after his talk at the Cbumlier of Commerco. "Well, I should say a newspaper camo first," he replied without hesitation. "Suppose now," he added, "that we four were to start a town. Tho first tiling we would do to get it beforo tho public would lx? to establish h good newspaper and we would want it repre sentative of the town in every respect, for a newspaper is what may bo termed the card of introduction to the distant reader, lie judges of the town by its press, by the editorials, the makeup and display of the news, the character and number of advertisers, for through them he gages tho business men of tho town. There is no better agent for any place than a paper t?*eming witli brisk, live advertisements.'*?Tacoma Ledger. W ?rm It Up. Wo feel it our duty to call the atten tion of the manager of Chilian's Hull to tlie fact that the health of those at tending gatherings at that place is en dangered on account of the room being so cold. Wo have heard complaints of peoplo getting colds that they did not get rid of for a week on account of lack of warmth in the hall. Uy removing tho stove from where it stands a little farther toward the other end of the room and thereby dispensing with some of the pipe, the hall conld no doubt be comfortably heated. As it now is, parents of young girls should not jiermit them to attend dances or other gatherings there. We are not repeating what has been told US. Wo were then* and know what w*? ar?? talk ing about.